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Brown Anole

Anolis sagrei

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on the sidewalk. It's probably going to be suggested as a Brown Anole, but the question is how many different looks can a Brown Anole have!

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Brown Anole
Anolis sagrei Brown Anole - Norops sagrei - Details


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3 Comments

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 5 years ago

Yes they have a variety of patterns, though most Browns have white speckles or little lines mixed in. Look for the thick dark line coming up from the back corner of the eye. Of course dewlap in males is the best give away. This one is I think a female though with the diamond or chevron pattern down its back. Then there are ones with a copper reddish head also. Look at the third photo of this spotting http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/811...

dcslaugh
dcslaugh 5 years ago

Yeah, they're just weird lol. They come in a zillion different appearances. They should be given additions to their names based on "form" pr something like the birds are e.g. "Snow Goose (Blue Form)", so we can specify clearly and quickly.

Heather R
Heather R 5 years ago

You may be right in it being a different species.
Although the brown anole comes in MANY different patterns, with sexual dimorphism thrown in, there are also A LOT of Anolis species.

On the other hand, I found an A. sagrei that looks like your lizard. It's the second picture down on the page.
http://fr.academic.ru/dic.nsf/frwiki/111...

dcslaugh
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Sarasota, Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 25, 2016
Submitted on Jun 9, 2016

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